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MOST RECENT

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“We are all fools in love.”
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Thank you all so much for your kind wishes yesterday. I had the LOVELIEST of days. I will catch up with your kind comments later as I’m excited to be meeting a dear bookstagram friend this morning. Who could it be?
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“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book.”
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Hmmm.... Jane Austen...🤔 so many wonderful quotes and so many devoted fans.
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On Sunday I spent part of the day exploring Lyme Park - one of the stately homes acting as Pemberley in the BBC adaptation of this novel - Of course I brought along my battered old Penguin edition for a wee photo opportunity.
I highly recommend visiting this stunning house, with beautiful furniture and library and paintings (including a copy of Velazquez Las Meninas 😱!), and it’s gardens and parklands. ▪️
I never thought I would ever say this but maybe I need to reread this novel. Just holding it in my hand and flicking the pages I felt a compulsion to do so. I will be giving it further consideration. What do you think? I last read it April 1989!!! I imagine many of you were still in nappies, crawling around, and chewing your books! 👶👵🏻🙈.
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#janeausten #prideandprejudice #lymepark #pemberley #nationaltrust #literature #book #bookworm #booklover #bookstagram #reading #readwomen #reread #library #paintings #dayout #justathought #maybeiwill #penguinbooks #penguinclassics #penguinblackclassics

"Once they are aroused, once they are determined, nothing on earth and nothing in heaven will make women give way; it is impossible." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -
Another week, another #feministfriday rec! Today I’m here with a tiny book full of interesting information. With an assortment of letters, articles and other documents, it offers a brief history of the beginning of the feminist movement. This is neither a complete timeline nor a full collection of documents about the Suffragettes, but it’s a well-curated selection that will give you a taste if you wanna look into the topic. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Nice little book of Wilde’s sayings, thank you Nadia @_madcha_ ♥️♥️ .

What kind of person you are at breakfast? I usually sit with my coffee and read. Getting emails and texts from work before 10 am usually irritates me. I enjoy slow morning, walk my dog and a nice conversation. That doesn’t happen often though... 🙄 .

This little breakfast and coffee place at East Finchley has become my favourite ♥️

Da piccola erano le carte dei Pokémon, adesso potrebbero tranquillamente essere questi bellissimissimi libriccini della @penguinclassics
Il motto è sempre lo stesso: COLLEZIONALI TUTTI (per ora partiamo da questi tre!) 💪📚
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Since it's pouring down with rain today, I am spending my time wisely studying for upcoming exams and reading some short stories by the "father of science fiction" (and one of my favourite authors) H.G. Wells. Could think of worse things to do on a rainy day. ☂️🌧
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Disclaimer: this book was written in 1933 by an African American journalist. The language in the book is what was in common usage at that time and I believe would now be considered sexist and racist. I guess it may cause offence to some readers.
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Wow! First of all, swipe to the second pic and see what I read when I flipped this book over on the Penguin Black Classics table at Manchester Deansgate Waterstones. I just had to buy it.
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What an amazing, compelling, though slightly unusual, reading experience this book was. It is the landmark comic satire that asks ‘what would happen if all black people in America turned white?’
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Farcical at times, with a kind of Brave New World eugenics feel to it, but also with a real ‘but what if?’ believability to it! ▪️
This book may have been written 85 years ago but I guess it feels just as relevant as ever - it speaks of unpopular, and certainly, uncomfortable truths.
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I folded pages and underlined so many sections and can’t decide which passage to share so instead I’ll share the dedication:
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This book is dedicated to all the Caucasians in the great republic who can trace their ancestry back ten generations and confidently assert that there are no Black leaves, twigs, limbs or branches on their family trees.
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Recommended.
Have you ever researched your family tree? I watched Courtney Cox (Monica from Friends) on Who Do You Think You Are - and her 21 removed great grandfather was William The Conqueror #nowthatsarandomuselessfunfact ▪️▪️▪️
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Digging deeper...
Currently making our fiction ubermensch @felixjdripwood_3rd breathe hard is a real esoteric classic that has just been reissued in a new translation for the first time in decades.
The Adventures of Simplicius Simplicissimus by Hans Jakob Christoffel Von Grimmelshausen (@penguinclassics) is the first and arguably finest example of picaresque literature ever written. It’s huge influence can be seen in everything from Voltaire to Kerouac To Vonnegut.
Glorious. #diggingdeeper #hiddengem #literature #classics #europeanliterature #translatedfiction #picaresque #theadventuresofsimpliciussimplicissimus #penguinblackclassics #expertbooksellers #newtranslation #reissue #recommended #waterstones #waterstonesbath #hansjakobchristoffelvongrimmelshausen #somethingforeveryone #somethingfortheweekend #diggingdeeper

Nu știm cum e la voi, dar la noi a apărut soarele. Să vină primavara deci!

O zi cu mult soare să aveți!
#happysunday

Hello 💫.
My copy of Obsidio was finally dispatched! 💃🏼 So it should be here by Monday or Tuesday the latest. Oh and I ordered some Astrology books because I‘m obsessed and want to learn more about it 😬.
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After I had a great day yesterday I spent the whole day in bed today, because I don’t feel well. I’m feeling like I’m getting a cold, again 🙄 Yes I just got over the flu 1,5 weeks ago 🙄 Normally I don’t get ill often, it’s weird. Maybe it’s just today 🤞🏼😊.
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I‘m participating in a weekly read-a-thon that started today. It’s hosted by a goodreads group twice a year and always fun! There are no specific book challenges or a specific amount to read, but they’re doing games like a bingo where you can participate and try to cross off challenges. I’m aiming to finish Catch-22 and at least 3 more books.
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• What is your favorite classic book?
Mine is probably The Great Gatsby 😍

These @penguinclassics #penguinblackclassics look so cute. Just about to start this one 🙂#samuelpepys

Some Penguin Black Classics, two of which I got super cheap from a used bookstore! Can you say savings 💵 See anything you’ve read or are interested in?
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In other news, I’ve been in total Avengers: Infinity War mode for the past couple of weeks (my twitter account is a messssss sorry@ all my followers but then again nah) and I’m freaking out and getting genuinely nervous because I swear to god if Tony Stark dies idk what I would do 💔💔💔I’ve also been marathoning the MCU movies so that’s basically consumed my life (thanks, Marvel)

Nothing is worth doing except what the world says is impossible -Oscar Wilde
Und mit diesen Worten will ich in die nächste Woche starten, immer mit dem Ziel vor Augen, dass ich morgen schon beide LKs hinter mich gebracht haben werde und "nur noch" Geschichte schreiben muss. Nach den Osterferien noch in die Schule zu müssen und weitere Klausuren zu schreiben, macht das ganze nicht besser.
Dann ist es natürlich umso schöner, wenn ich eine tolle Buchwelt habe, in die ich mich flüchten kann. In meinem Fall sind das die Lunar Chroniken, die mich durchs Abitur begleiten. Und wie ich schon zu meinem Ethiklehrer sagte, der neugierig gefragt hatte, wie ich noch zum Lesen komme, diese Zeit muss ich mir nehmen. Sonst würde ich verrückt werden. Habt einen schönen Sonntag 🌹

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‘A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say‘ - Italo Calvino. I just love the Penguin Black Jacket Classics! I need to get so many more 😀
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